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What not-for-profit journalism should be about now - impact and influence

As we publish our 2017 impact report, some thoughts on how journalism is changing

We have published our year in review, highlighting some of our key investigations over 2017. 

Last year was a busy year for the Bureau with our team covering many critical and global issues including fake news and spin, President Trump's foreign policy, the global superbug crisis, industrial farming and private spies.

We also launched Bureau Local, our innovative data-led project which has created a network of over 500 people working together to produce important stories that hold local power to account.

You can read our highlights in our month by month account - and see what we achieved in terms of impact and influence, over the course of 2017. 

We are aware that journalism is, increasingly, a collaborative effort - we could not have achieved everything we did without our funders, who have supported our non-profit journalism, our journalists, our whistleblowers, the general public and, of course, civil society organisations. 

We have big ambitions and plans for the year ahead. We want to produce more top-quality journalism, reach more people in more engaging, innovative ways, and to have more impact, at a time when exposing misinformation, wrongdoing and injustice has never been more important. 

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Investigative journalism is under attack, from charges of fake news from those in power, from violence against individual reporters seeking to speak truth to power and, in many countries, increasing censorship. We are mindful that our mission, to expose the facts, inform the public and hold power to account is as vital now as it has ever been. 

Thank you for being part of that process - whether that is through donating to our work, engaging with us, tipping us off or publicising our stories.

Click here to read our 2017 impact report.

Our December 2017 panel event on ways forward for non-profit journalism via Rob Stothard

Main image, of one of our whistleblowers, via Andrew Wasley/the Bureau 

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